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A man dies after struggling with the officers when they attempted to subdue him as he meandered drunkenly through the streets wearing only pajama pants and insulting passersby.


11 miners try to shelter from poisonous air in one of the farthest reaches of the mine. One of them takes a paper and a pencil from his pocket: in faint sentences of farewell and religious conviction, he lets his family know that death, as it approached, came gently.


When asked if the drug had deepened his understanding of death, he appeared mildly startled and said no. “I go back to where I came from, to where I was before I was born, that”s all”.


After people die, they spend a week with counselors, also dead, who help them pick one memory, the only memory they can take to eternity. They describe the memory to the staff who work with a crew to film it and screen it at week”s end; eternity follows.


That day, Death stopped killing. That day no one died. And from then on, people did not die any more. They just went on living, getting older and older, and morticians, insurance companies and the church went bankrupt.